August 5, 2008
Blaine Luetkemeyer, a candidate for U.S. representative for Missouri's Ninth District of Congress, holds his granddaughter, Riley Hammond, at an election watch party on Tuesday.
Assessor candidate Tom Schauwecker talks to supporter Joe Cady at Shiloh Bar and Grill. Supporters gathered for a watch party Tuesday night.
Bob Pund, left, a candidate for state representative for the 25th District, talks to Stephen Rooke, 21, of Denver, during Pund's watch party at Billiards on Broadway in downtown Columbia on Tuesday night.
Mary Still, a candidate for Missouri state representative in the 25th District, talks to Frieda McKee of Columbia during Still's election watch party Tuesday night in Columbia.
Stephen Webber talks to supporter Steve Martin at Shiloh Bar and Grill in Columbia on Tuesday night.
The magazine features quarterback Chase Daniel, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on the front of its annual college football preview issue. According to Mutigers.com, the issue hits newstands Wednesday.
Other covers feature Georgia, Ohio State, USC and Florida.
It is the second time in less than a year that the football team has graced the cover. The first was after a victory in November over archrival Kansas lifted the Tigers to No. 1 in the polls.
The Tigers are ranked No. 4 in Sports Illustrated’s preseason rankings.
Missouri football has joined some elite company. On the cover of Sports Illustrated at least.
Missouri freshman quarterback Blaine Gabbert prepares his pass for freshman tight end Andrew Jones during practice Tuesday morning.
Election Judge Betty Sheridan helps Kim Buckman get set up to vote at Liberty Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 8, 2008. Among other things, Sheridan is responsible for making sure that voters vote in the correct location, that nobody votes twice and to make sure everything involved with the process is secure and accurate.
VIDEO: After five years of service, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Phyllis Chase announces her retirement. Her final day is scheduled for Aug. 31.
Missouri Valley College's Amberlee Ebert takes on Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at the Dave Schultz Memorial Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ebert squeaked by Sword in the match, their third of five during the season.
Missouri Valley College wrestler Amberlee Ebert is upset after losing her match to Oklahoma City University's Ashley Sword at Oklahoma City University. Tanya Miyasaki, Ebert's teammate and roommate, consoles her.
August 4, 2008
Linebacker Van Alexander sprints through running drills on Monday.
Linebackers coach Dave Steckel gives instructions during the MU football team's first practice of the season Monday afternoon.
Freshman place kicker Trey Barrow, center, and freshman wide receiver Terry Dennis, left, break for water during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon. Monday's temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees, with a heat index of 114.
Newly voted MU football captain Chase Daniel helps lead the team in stretching at the first practice of the season on Monday. Daniel, along with Ziggy Hood, William Moore and Tommy Saunders, were voted the team captains for the 2008 season.
Freshman linebacker Jared Culver makes a catch during MU's first football practice of the season Monday afternoon.